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Old 04-14-2004, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What do u rekon his stats would of been like if he played today, better than Shaq
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I think Shaq is a better player. I would even put Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in front of Wilt. Basketball has changed alot since when Wilt played. Wilt could put up 25ppg and 10rpg in todays game.
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Wilt's 50/25 season would be 30/15 today, considered that teams take fewer shots and there are fewer rebounds to grab in today's game. Further Wilt wouldn't be able to dominate with his physics today as much as he was able to in the 60s. Nowadays centers are usually 7 ft, while they were about 6-10 in the 60s.
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Old 04-14-2004, 06:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think Shaq is a better player. I would even put Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in front of Wilt. Basketball has changed alot since when Wilt played. Wilt could put up 25ppg and 10rpg in todays game.
wilt would easily be the best rebounder in the league today. 10 rpg? c'mon, the guy was a monster & a freak.
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When Wilt played there was no such thing as 3 seconds in the key. Can you imagine shaq playing with no 3 second call? He would average 50 points and 50 rebounds too. Wilt in todays game is like Todays shaq.
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Wilt's 50/25 season would be 30/15 today, considered that teams take fewer shots and there are fewer rebounds to grab in today's game. Further Wilt wouldn't be able to dominate with his physics today as much as he was able to in the 60s. Nowadays centers are usually 7 ft, while they were about 6-10 in the 60s.
I can see that. 30 and 15 sounds pretty good to me. He'd have to work harder to score but he'd still be the best player in the game. I don't see him averaging 20+ rebounds because teams shoot the ball less than they did before. Of course, they shoot lower percentages than they did before so there's always a chance...
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I'd put Wilt at about 20/10... obviously the game has evolved and there are bigger centers and stuff. Who knows how he would've played if there was 3 in the key? And how does he match up against the better post defenders of recent times? I mean, Hakeem would've owned him...
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I'm only 12 and I've never seen Wilt play, but I heard on ESPN that Wilt Chemberlon played against a bunch of short fat white guys. Well in the NBA today there aren't any short fat white guys, so I rekon Wilt wouldn't even be good enough to make an NBA roster.
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they had the 3 second rule with wilt. what wilt caused them to do was widen the lane from 12 feet to 16 feet. he was still the most dominant rebounder in the league. to think he wouldn't be dominant today, or moreso be a dominant rebounder, is ridiculous. he was still a dominant rebounder in the 70s when he had lost some of his athleticism.
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He'd be good, but not as good. His size was a huge advantage to him back then, but that wouldn't be the case now, so its hard to really say.
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He'd be good, but not as good. His size was a huge advantage to him back then, but that wouldn't be the case now, so its hard to really say.
his size would be a huge advantage today as well. he was 7'1 300 lbs. he was one of the strongest people in the world. he ran track. he was a physical freak then, he'd be a physical freak today.
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Also, much to the advantage of Wilt, there was no offensive goaltending either.
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30 PPG 18 RPG

Essentially an Orlando Magic era Shaq with more maneuverability.
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30 PPG 18 RPG

Essentially an Orlando Magic era Shaq with more maneuverability.
And a much bigger dedication to rebounding.
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I think he would be just a 20/10 guy.
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